Alexander Litvinenko: Shootings of the Armenian parliament was organized by Russian special services - 2007

The following is another news item that I wanted to post for a long time. Perhaps some of the readers may recall that before he died the former Russian FSB agent turned British spy, Alexander Litvinenko, had written that the Armenian Parliament shootings of October 1999 was organized by top level officials within Russia's special services. Vladimir Putin was the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation at the time. I remember that soon after the assassinations, an official Russian news source reported that the assassinations were the work of Americans. Were they trying to distract and divert attention? I will try finding the article and post it here. In any case, with Russia on its knees in the 1990s, Armenia's official representatives were being seriously solicited by Washington. There were reports at the time that official Yerevan was ready to strike a political deal with Washington over Nagorno Karabakh and that it was being done independent of Moscow. The infamous Goble Plan was the deal being worked on between Armenian and American officials. So, were the assassinations in question carried out to stop it? Although Armenian authorities have not revealed any hard evidence implicating Russia in the parliamentary shootings, or the United States for that matter, it needs to be mentioned that the only political entity that gained directly from the bloody act was Moscow, and to some extent the pro-Russian ruling administration in Yerevan. If true, then what happened on October 27, 1999 vividly reveals just how seriously the Russian state takes its relationship with the Armenian Republic. This may concern some. However, to me, this is a comforting thought.

Arevordi

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Alexander Litvinenko: Shootings of the Armenian parliament was organized by Russian special services


2005

Former employee of Russia's Federal Security Service, colonel Alexander Litvinenko, stated form his political asylum in Great Britain that the shooting of Armenian parliament on October 27 of 1999 was organized by Russian special services, more precisely Russian Military Reconnaissance.

"Pursuing certain political aims, the Russian special services often turn to subversive activity. Many know in highest echelons of Russia's special services that the shooting of the Armenian parliament in 1999 was organized by RMR. This sabotage enabled Russia's political elite to prevent signing of the agreement on Karabakh settlement. If I am not mistaken, it was said that president Aliyev and Kocharian were to sign a memorandum at the Istanbul summit of OSCE. The peaceful process was developing aloof from Russia's control and that made Russian special services to carry out the special mission in the Armenian parliament", Litvinenko told Real Azerbaijan online newspaper (www.realazer.com).

Litvinenko said that he personally recruited employees of Azerbaijan's special services who occupy high positions today as well. "I was working at the anti-terror department. We actively engaged against Azerbaijan. I personally recruited 12 employees of Azeri National Security Service", he noted. "There are now 30 agents of Russian special services. Why? Because Putin does not trust Ilham Aliyev. Putin needs alternative sources of information. All Russia's institutes of Azerbaijan carry out tasks of the center, watch and control Aliyev", Litvinenko said.

Source: AZG Armenian Daily #079, 03/05/2005

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The last 20 years or so has also helped me see Russia as the last front against scourges of Westernization, Globalism, American expansionism, Zionism, Islamic extremism and pan-Turkism. I have also come to see Russia as the last hope humanity has for the preservation of classical western civilization, Apostolic Christianity and the traditional nation-state. This compelled me to create this blog in 2010. Immediately, this blog became one of the very few voices in the vastness of cyberia that dared to preach about the dangers of Globalism and the Anglo-American-Jewish alliance, and the only voice preaching the strategic importance of Armenia remaining within Russia's orbit. From about 2010 to 2015 I did monthly, at times weekly, commentaries about Russian-Armenian relations and Eurasian geopolitics in general. It was very difficult for me because I had no assistance from anywhere. The time I put into this blog therefore came at the expense of work and family. But a powerful feeling inside urged me to keep going; and I did. When Armenia joined the EEU and integrated into Russia's military structures a couple of years ago I finally felt a deep sense of relaxation, as if a very heavy burden was lifted off my back. And when Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan reemerged in Armenian politics, I finally felt that my personal mission was accomplished. I therefore felt I could take a step back as I really needed the rest.

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